The Best Whistler Apres Ski Bars

Discover the best Whistler après ski bars

You are here because you are looking for the best Whistler apres ski bars and clubs right? You have come to the right place!

The majority of Whistler’s apres-ski bars have outdoor terraces, play live music and serve food. Just what you want after a day on the mountain. Naturally, they all boast a lively fun atmosphere as well. It’s a swap stories over huge sharing plates of nachos kind of vibe with beers flowing and roaring outdoor fires. You may even get a little dancing later on.

Eating out in Whistler is superb with a choice of international cuisine and over 90 restaurants to choose from. Also, remember to check with your hotel about their club nights and bar specials to start the night out right.

Looking for the best apres ski in the Alps? Take a look at our favourite apres resorts in Europe or the best apres resorts in France.

Longhorn Saloon

TripAdvisor- Longhorn
TripAdvisor- Longhorn

The top après ski bar in town for the last 25 years. If you are looking for a lively country theme with a comfortable setting for the cold beers, grill, snacks and large patio… this is the bar for you! It’s located at the bottom of the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas. Click out and drink up!


Merlin’s Facebook

Large nacho platters and famous for its tabletop dancing, après ski here can be cocktails on the deck, watching sports, or a full-on nightclub. Something for everyone’s taste. They also have the classic karaoke nights and fancy dress themed parties. You can find this bar at the bottom of the Wizard chairlift at the base of Blackcomb, children are allowed until 7 pm… then the real party happens.

Black’s Pub

Black's Pub
Black’s Pub

Canada is known for having fantastic craft beers and the Black’s Pub conveys just that. With over 90 beers, many on tap, Black’s Pub has a quiet atmosphere for a few drinks and a good chat. It gets more lively as the night goes on.

The Brewhouse

Bewhouse Whistler
Bewhouse Whistler

The Brewhouse in the North Village serves the best beer in Whistler, hands down, as well as offering weekly brewery tours and great choice of pizzas and pasta.

Dubh Linh Gate Irish Pub

Dubh Linh Gate Irish Pub
Dubh Linh Gate Irish Pub

Where ever you go in the world… you will always find an Irish Pub. Why? Because they are loved by all! Based at the bottom of the Whistler Mountain, the Irish pub offers Guinness and among 30 world draft beers and 28 malt Scotches. It’s lively, as you’d expect, plenty going on and a buzzing atmosphere.


If you want to avoid the table dancing and lively bars, Citta’s is centrally located and guarantees a good atmosphere. Tables can be hard to get, so book ahead to enjoy the outdoor terrace, great meals and cocktails in a warm hang-out with music and entertainment.

21 Steps

If you are looking for a more relaxing and chilled vibe, 21 Steps has comfortable sofas and flat-screen TVs for watching ski and snowboard movies on. The perfect set up to enjoy beautiful fresh food and complemented by wines and cocktails. Open until 1 am Mon-Sat, and 12 am on Sundays.


Ketel One Ice Bar

Ketel One - Mike Crane
Ketel One Ice Bar, photo: Mike Crane

At the Barefoot Bistro the Ketel One Ice Bar is chilled to a nippy -18°C. Don the hefty Canada Goose Arctic jackets (provided) and step into the ice room. Thick ice lines the walls with frosty vodka bottles sunk into it. The temperature makes the vodka smoother and just don’t grasp the glass to tightly or it might get stuck. Certainly the coolest place on Whistler’s apres ski scene.

If you would like more assistance or accommodation advice about which hotels or apartments to stay in, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our holiday experts.


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